View Full Version : my badland buggy ST4

04-20-2012, 01:25 AM
so i scored a 06 ninja FI 636r that was wrecked in 06 with 1100miles on it.I was thinking of what i could build that would be fun for me and the family i have 2 boys. so i went on YOUTUBE and looked up karts and found a video of a place that sold plans for buggys. this was a deal changer! istead of just a little shifter kart that i would be stuck to the blacktop i will now have a toy that can go just about anywhere. :D i went to my metal shop with a list of supplies and came back to the shop with a truck full of iron. I haven't built a buggy like this before but I did own an exhaust shop for 4 years and i have been fabricator for 12 years. sor off to work i was and now im a week into it and I sent the DXF off to farwest steel in medford Oregon. should have the parts cut and back in a week or so.

04-20-2012, 03:09 AM
Welcome to the site. I love the st4. Binze biuld a very good looking st4. Check out his threat if you want for ideas. Good luck with your project

04-20-2012, 08:07 AM
Welcome to MBN, looks like you are off to a good start

04-20-2012, 09:08 AM
welcome good start nice to see all quite a few st4 starts :)

05-05-2012, 03:15 AM
this is a very informing site and binze did an awsome job. just got my plate steel in and now its time to get out my plasma cutter. i got a quote on laser cut parts and it was $600 so should have most cut out this weekend and then it will start to come together.

05-05-2012, 07:21 AM
Welcome. Build looks good so far. Keep the pictures coming.

05-07-2012, 01:25 AM
so i started to cut the plates out but had only a short amount of time, the wife wanted me to spend the weekend with her and the kids. but here is some pics.

05-09-2012, 10:46 AM
Looks good. You cut the plates by hand with a plazma cutter?

05-10-2012, 02:54 PM
yeah i got a quote to have them laser cut (which would have been way easier)but it saved me $400us.

05-12-2012, 12:18 AM
Is the buggy designed to be built with no tubing bender? Looks like most of the angles are welded joints

05-23-2012, 11:59 PM
the plans called for a bender but i like the look of the welded joints. it is alot more work to make it strong but the look is worth it. each weld joint has to have a cap.

05-26-2012, 01:57 AM
here is a youtube.com vid i made please watch and comment. my ST4 badland buggy build Part 1 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/5sVCDK2bSHU)